Cat's eight-mile journey home after getting lost during Hurricane Sandy

Cat's eight-mile journey home after getting lost during Hurricane Sandy


A cat that got lost when Hurricane Sandy hit America's East Coast has returned to her home in Chadwick Beach Island, New Jersey six months after she went missing.

Owner Uranie Roberts had given up hope of her beloved pet returning.

Roberts and her daughter Carol Baumann were forced to live with family, eight miles from their home when their town was hit by the October 2012 superstorm.

Their cat Porsche went missing while they were staying with relatives and they thought they'd never see her again, News 12 reports.

But six months later, Baumann heard the sounds of meowing coming from the back of their home and as she approached it she saw a familiar face.

Speaking to NBC 10, Baumann said: "I saw the green eyes and I said, 'My God in heaven, it's Porsche!'"

The cat had managed to travel eight miles through the storm destruction to return to her original home.

"It's just amazing how he found his way home," said Baumann.

Roberts and Baumann plan to get Porsche checked out at the vet but say she looks like she's been eating well over the past six months.




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Cat's eight-mile journey home after getting lost during Hurricane Sandy
The facade of an apartment building collapsed in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the US, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.

Sandy has caused travel disruption: airlines at at Heathrow Airport have had to cancel flights to the US, leaving travellers stranded.

The Hudson River swells and rises over the banks of the Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

First Avenue, near East 23rd Street, New York. Power has been cut for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and an estimated 6.2 million across the East.

Sandy arrives at Brooklyn.

Cars are submerged near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Superstorm Sandy zeroed in on New York's waterfront with fierce rain and winds that shuttered most of the nation's largest city.

Waves crash over the bow of a tug boat as it passes near the Statue of Liberty.

Staten Island, New York.

Winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline as the storm delivered a devastating surge of seawater.

Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.

Manhattan loses power.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Drive.

Lower Manhattan goes dark,  Monday, October 29, 2012, viewed from the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Wind-blown mist from the Hudson River along with driving rain in West New York, New Jersey, with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

Rising water rushes into a subterranian parking garage oin the Financial District of New York.
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